As summer kicks in and professionals get a chance to kick back, some may find their thoughts turning to... books? That’s right: Compiling a summer reading list is an important ritual for many -- from diehard bibliophiles to those just looking to escape while relaxing on the beach.

We’re here to help. For the fifth year in a row, Computerworld asked technology professionals from around the country in various positions and industries what books they’re reading right now, what books everybody should read in 2017, and which ones top their lists of all-time great reads for techies. Here’s their take on best-bet books for IT pros this summer and beyond.

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